A warm welcome to CBIOMES Postdoctoral Scholar Dr John Casey, who recently moved from the University of Hawai’i, to join the MIT Darwin Project.
John is a Microbial Oceanographer who combines observations, experimental approaches, and computational methods, to better understand the diversity of metabolic and physiological designs that control biogeochemical cycles.
In his work for CBIOMES (Simons Collaboration on Computational Biogeochemical Modeling of Marine Ecosystems) he develops and applies optimization tools to integrate environmental, physiological and ‘omics measurements from cultivated and natural microbial communities into a network-based computational framework with the goal of developing quantitative systems-level predictions of phenotypes, activities, and interactions within marine microbial communities.
John received his BS from the College of Charleston in 2007, joining the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science as a technician from 2007 to 2010. He received his PhD from the University of Hawai’i in 2017 with advisor David Karl (“Dynamics of marine microbial metabolism and physiology at Station ALOHA”), continuing in Karl’s group until his move to MIT.
In his spare time, John enjoys surfing and sailing.